Robot and Frank
I’m posting this because it looks kind of awesome, although it does seem like the trailer tells you a lot more than it should. (Damn you, trailers, for doing that.) Still, this could be a lot of fun. Robot is inflicted on elderly man who hates tech. Elderly man befriends robot. Elderly man teaches robot to help him steal shit. That’s excellent. Also, a romance between Frank Langella and Susan Sarandon? This can only be perfection.
I had to look up the robot’s voice on imdb. It’s Peter Sarsgard, but I swear, I thought it was Kevin Spacey at first. Damn you, Moon. You have influenced my brain forever. I can’t even hear properly anymore.
New trailer for Rian Johnson’s time travel movie starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis. Cannot possibly squee hard enough. “This is my life now. You had yours already.” I AM DYING TO SEE THIS MOVIE.
Meh. I was more into this movie when they were promoting it as something closer to Philip K. Dick’s original story, not because I’ve read the story, but because it was at least somewhere for the remake to go. I like cheesy sci-fi action as much as the next gal, but there’s no way this is going to surpass the original in cheesy crazy awesomeness, so I don’t get the point of this. (Yes, other than to make money. I always understand that point.)
The Man With the Iron Fists
Warnings for red band trailer.
I could not possibly due this trailer justice. I will only say that is produced by Tarantino, directed by RZA, written by RZA and Eli Roth, and stars Lucy Liu, Russell Crowe, and apparently Pam Grier. It’s Chinese feudalism and spaghetti western and FLYING EYEBALLS.
I will be seeing this movie.
And finally . . . Silver Linings Playbook
Mixed feelings on this one. I love Jennifer Lawrence, and I’m eager to see her move out of YA roles. I enjoy Bradley Cooper but haven’t been interested in almost any of the movies he’s done in the last four years. (The exception being The A-Team because I’m a sucker for ridiculous action movies with a good sense of humor.) This romance between two people dealing with mental illness could be this generation’s Benny and Joon . . .
. . . or it could be a well-meaning, cloying nightmare that spins mental illness into something that can be easily defeated with nothing but a gung-ho attitude and a little bit of luv. Or it could end up cheaply tragic. On the upside, David O. Russell seems to have a pretty good resume with The Fighter, I Heart Huckabees, and Three Kings. (Although, to be honest, I have seen none of these movies.) I’m interested in this but a bit nervous all the same.